Santiago Baños reveals why América let Sebastián Córdova leave | OneFootball

Santiago Baños reveals why América let Sebastián Córdova leave

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Blaise Bourgeois

América’s decision to sell Sebastián Córdova to join Tigres was one of the most controversial transfers in recent memory, especially considering how the Eagles started the season.

Now, sporting president Santiago Baños has revealed the reasoning behind the eyebrow-raising sale.

“Córdova is a player with tremendous ability. He did not adjust well to the system or what Santiago [Solari] wanted to get from him,” he said.

“The same thing happened with Giovani [dos Santos], who is a player who needs to be behind the striker to produce.

“Santiago’s formation was a 4-3-3 and they did not fit. The truth is that a good economic offer came in for Córdova and we decided to accept.”

América reportedly received $5.5m for the 24-year-old Córdova, who produced just a goal and two assists in 446 total minutes this season (five starts).

Córdova did not play a single minute for Tigres in either game of their quarter-final triumph over Cruz Azul.

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